by Ariadna Zierold
The most recent offerings Jason Hallman and Stephan Stum “Stallman“prove that innovation and progression reign supreme in the latest canvas on edge wall sculptures. The two artists do not hesitate to elaborate on past successes while introducing captivating new line work and bold color pairings.
Meticulously folding canvas and layering color, the art duo Stallman turn a traditional painting surface on its head, using the structure of the canvas to give their works vibrant depth. They are deeply inspired by gradients found in the natural world, their color selection and positioning appearing almost topographic.
The Pacific Northwest based pair calls this body of work “Canvas on Edge,” giving canvas the leading roll within each each piece. By positioning the medium outward its curved shapes become all about depth and form and serve as large, elevated line drawings.
“We create together, one acting as the right side of the brain and the other the left. This union of dynamic minds dissolves the boundaries of what is possible turning the ordinary into extraordinary.”
All images via the artists.